The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for High Availability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

High Availability
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 46 42
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.19% 0.68% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.91% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £190 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +136.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

High Availability is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 293 328 314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 86.94% 73.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 205 207
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £640 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 31
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +19.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £57.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Lancashire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Lancashire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +30 3 £438 -7.89%
Preston - 1 £450 -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (60.00%) SAS
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SAS
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Capita